Coming off a strong showing last weekend at the Helping Hoops Invitational, the Vanier Vikings were able to carry that success over to their season opener on Thursday night.

The Vikings travelled out to Caronport and put together a dominating 107-39 win over the B.C.A. Cougars in the Moose Jaw High School Senior Basketball League's senior boys’ division.

Javan Panko scored 25 points to lead the way for the Vikings, while Riley Follensbee scored 23 in the win. Nathan Meili chipped in with 16 points and Josh Auger scored 14.

Musa Peter had a team-high 11 points in the loss for the Cougars.

Vanier held just a 22-10 lead after the first quarter, but they exploded for 36 points in the second quarter to take a 58-22 advantage into the halftime break. B.C.A. couldn't catch up as Vanier added 21 points in the third and another 28 in the fourth.

In the senior girls' game, the B.C.A. Cougars started the season with a win, edging the Vanier Spirits, 67-37.

Melissa Ellis had a big game, posting 28 points in the win for the Cougars, while Brooklyn Martens added 16 points and Emma Carter picked up 14.

On the Vanier side, Trinity Roberts led the Spirits with nine points in the loss, while Jenna Meili picked up eight points.

The senior league is back on the court on Tuesday for four games, as the Peacock Toilers host the Assiniboia Rockets and the Central Cyclones hit the road to face the Cougars.

The junior basketball league opened its season on Wednesday, click here for full results.

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